The sun was setting as we headed off from Antigua on our journey to SM. Very soon we were motor sailing past Nevis and St. Kitts on our port and Barbuda off to the starboard under starry skies. The winds had been light and flukey and I didn't want sail problems at night so we sailed with the main and the staysail for the first couple of hours. Mike was at the helm and mentioned that he had seen 8, 9 and even 10 knots and so we stopped the engine and sped along at a respectable 6 to 7 knots.
We had a nice evening chatting until Warren started his 3-hour watch at 21:00. Mike and George went below for a nap and I rested in the cockpit. Mike came on at 00:00 and then George from 03:00 to 06:00.
|Glen demonstrating how not to wear a safety harness|
|Warren on watch|
|Approaching SM in the morning|
|Dutch Bridge at Simpson Bay|
|Causeway Bridge and thumb|
We spent the morning at Maho Bay watching the planes come and go, then off to the supermarket for supplies and boat parts. After a whirlwind tour of Saint Martin we were staged for our next leg on to the USVI.
|Plane Spotting at Maho Bay|
|Catching our bus from the Dinghy Dock to Maho Bay|